Dropped from 100,000 Feet, Apple iPad Survives Space Fall [VIDEO]

on January 07 2012 9:50 AM

Since its initial release in 2010, the Apple iPad tablet has survived an onslaught of competition to remain the world's most popular tablet. Now, it has even survived a 100,000-plus foot drop from the sky. 

G-Form LLC, a company that makes extreme electronics cases and athletic pads, apparently dropped an Apple iPad from from the sky protected only by the company's 6-ounce Extreme Edge to see how it survived. Late this week, the company released a video of the experiment in high-definition.

According to a posting by G-Form: In the video, the iPad is lifted to over 100,000 feet by a weather balloon which bursts at altitude, then releasing the iPad to free-fall to Earth where it crash lands on a rocky hillside in the Nevada countryside. Perhaps even more remarkable than the dramatic hi-def footage itself is the fact that the iPad survives the adventure, remaining fully functional.

So the company has apparently shown with the most extreme type of experiment that its case is tough enough to protect an iPad even in a 100,000-foot drop. The video has gained widespread attention on the Internet, for obvious reasons. See it for yourself below: